One IPL match was held today. The Match Wise Highlights are appended below the Points Table.

Teams

P

W

L

Points

NRR

1.  Sunrisers Hyderabad

10

8

2

16

+0.448

2.  Chennai Super Kings

10

7

3

14

+0.421

3.  Kings XI Punjab

9

6

3

12

+0.198

4.  Kolkata Knight Riders

10

5

5

10

+0.145

5.   Mumbai Indians

10

 4

6

6

+0.070

6.   Royal Challengers Bangalore

10

3

7

6

-0.361

7.   Delhi Daredevils

10

3

7

6

-0.411

8.   Rajasthan Royals

9

 3

6

6

-0.726

Vs

Match 39:Match Basics

Sunrisers Hyderabad 1st innings total:  146 (20 Overs, RR: 7.3)

Performers:

  • Batting: Kane Williamson 56 off 39 balls, Shakib Al Hasan 35 off 32 balls.
  • Bowling: Tim Southee 3/30 in 4 overs, Mohammed Siraj 3/25 in 4 overs, YS                  Chahal 1/25 in 4 overs.

Target:  147 runs from 20 overs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 2nd innings total: 141/6 (20 Overs, RR: 7.05)

Performers:

  • Batting:  Virat Kohli 39 off 30 balls, Colin de Grandhomme 33 off 29 balls, Parthiv Patel 20 off 13 balls.
  • Bowling: Rashid Khan 1/31 in 4 overs, Shakib Al Hasan 2/36 in 4 overs, Sandeep Sharma 1/20 in 4 overs, Bhuneshwar Kumar 1/27 in 4 overs.

Result:   Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 5 runs.

Man of the Match: Kane Williamson

Highlights:

·         Sunrisers Hyderabad, arguably the strongest bowling attack in this IPL faced a weak RCB side that was looking for a win to ensure their survival in this IPL season.

·         So, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field first. RCB knew that they needed to contain SRH under 150 if they wanted to win this game.

·        The first innings started and SRH opening pair of Alex Hales and Shikhar looked to add quick runs on the board. But, their ambitions were halted by RCB bowlers as both openers fell inside 6 overs.

·         However, RCB did not take their foot off the gas as Manish Pandey continued his bad form as he fell cheaply off Chahal’s bowling.

·         SRH were in trouble and they needed their captain, Kane Williamson to step up – which he did. He along with Shakib Al-Hasan shared a 64-run partnership to put SRH back on track.

·         But after these two got out, no other SRH batsman could score off RCB’s bowling as an excellent show was presented by RCB pacers. RCB’s death bowling was pretty impressive as they only conceded 34 runs off the last four overs.

·        So, SRH managed to score 146 runs in their 20 overs. RCB bowlers had done half the job for their team and now it was time for their batting unit to do their part.

·         RCB batsmen got off to a quick start as they defied SRH bowlers to take control of the match. Despite getting an early wicket SRH didn’t seemed in control as Virat Kohli looked in outstanding form.

·         However, Kohli had struggled against spin in this IPL and SRH used this weakness of his as Shakib took his wicket. But RCB hopes were still pretty much alive as ABD was on the crease.

·         But, a stunning Rashid Khan did not let Mr.360 to blast off as he shattered his stumps to bring SRH back in control.

·         Moeen Ali, who was making his debut in IPL walked out to bat. But, he only lasted 10 balls before Siddharth Kaul took his wicket.

·         After that Mandeep Singh and Colin de Grandhomme batted sensibly and took RCB close to winning this match. In the end, RCB needed 12 runs off the last over.

·         Bhuneshwar Kumar was given the last over with 12 to defend. And he did his job quite well as he only conceded six runs and also took a wicket off his last ball as SRH continued their dominant run in this IPL.

 

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